New President of Cejka Search Appointed
BOCA RATON, Fla., Apr 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCRN) announced today that Lori Schutte has been appointed as President of its Cejka Search subsidiary effective today. Schutte has served as Vice President of Client Services of Cejka Search since 2004. She succeeds Carol Westfall who previously announced her retirement in September 2008.
"Lori has played a significant management role in both our Physician and Executive Search business units. Her leadership qualities and results-oriented style have been and will continue to be key drivers for the growth and success of the Search Division," said Joseph A. Boshart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. "Lori has also earned the confidence of our corporate leaders, Cejka Search's senior management team, our staff and our clients. Carol, Lori and others have worked together to create a seamless transition. I have every expectation that Cejka Search, under Lori's leadership, will continue to build on the years of success we have enjoyed under Carol's outstanding stewardship of this business," Mr. Boshart added.
Schutte joined Cejka Search in 2004 as Vice President of Client Services and brings more than 20 years of healthcare and operational experience, including development and implementation of strategic plans, team building, client relationship management and program development. Prior to joining Cejka Search, Schutte was Vice President of Mid-America Transplant Services in St. Louis. During her 15-year tenure there, she managed the development and implementation of organ and tissue donation systems within a hospital setting and is a recognized leader in the organ procurement community. Schutte holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Louis University.
St. Louis-based Cejka Search is a nationally recognized executive and physician search organization providing services exclusively to the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. Partnering with organizations in pursuit of the nation's best healthcare talent, Cejka Search completes assignments across all levels of the healthcare continuum.
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a diversified leader in healthcare staffing services. The Company offers a comprehensive suite of staffing and outsourcing services to the healthcare market, which together include being a leading national provider of nurse and allied staffing services and multi-specialty physician staffing services; a provider of clinical trials services to global pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers; and a provider of other human capital management services focused on healthcare. The Company has more than 5,000 contracts with hospitals and healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers, and other healthcare organizations. Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional information about Cross Country Healthcare can be obtained online at www.crosscountryhealthcare.com. Shareholders and prospective investors can also register at the corporate website to automatically receive the Company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail.
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